My father passed away in May 2016 and his will stated 3 executors - his partner and two friends.
I paid for the funeral costs on the explicit agreement my Dad's partner would reimburse the costs shortly after the funeral. Since the funeral she has refused to talk to me and also convinced the other two executors to stand down so she is now the sole executor.
The executor has refused to give me sight of the will. Probate was granted in January this year and I have since accessed his will online.
My father owned a house in his sole name (at which his partner lived). He also had an ongoing legal claim for asbestos exposure which was estimated to pay £70k+.
His will also included an addendum which mirrored his partners will. This stated an agreement for both their assets to be included in trust for the 3 beneficiaries (myself and his partners two daughters).
I've left things to settle for a while but have recently tried contacting the exeutor again, several messages left and still no response. I have 4 questions:
1. What action should I take to recover the funeral costs and obtain my personal belongings from my dad's house, and more importantly what obligation does she have as executor. I have receipts and paperwork.
2. As beneficiary of the trust what rights do I have to see the executors accounts, and how should I go about requesting these?
3. Can his partner revoke the addendum agreement and exclude me from her own will?
4. Assuming the executor follows my fathers will and places his tangible assets in trust, what happens when she passes away - who would take on the role of trustee given the other two executors have stood down?